Economic relations between Japan and Switzerland are very close. Japan is a priority country for the promotion of Swiss exports and Switzerland's third largest trading partner in Asia after China (including Hong Kong) and India.
The Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between the Swiss Confederation and Japan, which entered into force on 1 September 2009, was the first free trade agreement signed by Japan with a European country.
The two countries engage in regular dialogue on financial matters in order to coordinate financial policy positions. Tourism and image promotion are two other important aspects of Switzerland's economic relations with Japan.
The Swiss Business Hub in Tokyo promotes Switzerland as a location for business.
Japan: Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership, SECO
Country information, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE)
Business activity in Japan, FDFA